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Of postmen and postwomen

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The regular use of the words ‘litir’ and ‘post’ in 15th century Irish manuscripts suggests that by that time a postal system was already in existence in Ireland. The English postal system was completely reformed by a man named Witherings in 1638 and he was then invited to do the same in Ireland. By the 1650s, mail was being carried by post boys who walked 16 to 18 miles a day between towns. It is believed the Galway Post Office was set up in 1653 when the Cromwellians were still here. In those early years, the local postmaster was expected to provide the premises, so every time a new postmaster was appointed, it meant a new main Post Office.

eir home data usage tops 4,400 petabytes in 2022

eir, Ireland’s superfast broadband network, has revealed its ‘2022 Year in Data’, an annual snapshot of home broadband and mobile data usage across its national customer base across the year.

Ukrainian Christmas Eve spider and the Christmas tree

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You might have heard about the German pickle stories where adults hang a pickle in a Christmas tree and the first child that finds it gets an extra gift. Now if you thought that was unique and culturally different, then you ought to know that Ukrainians put spider webs in their Christmas trees.

Gardai appeal for information after fatal Christmas Eve collision

Gardaí investigating the single car fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the R347 near Ballyglunin early on Chjristmas Eve have appealed for information that may help their investigation.

MÓC2 is proud to present Nollaig Cois Coiribe

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The musical Christmas celebration will be hosted in the dramatic and majestic setting of the Galway Cathedral, and features vocalists and instrumentalists from Galway and beyond.

Rotary Club of Athlone launches annual Tree of Remembrance campaign

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The Rotary Club of Athlone has launched its annual Christmas fundraising campaign – The Tree of Remembrance.

Ballinahown Christmas Market makes return to picturesque village on Wednesday December 21

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Following the success of its inaugural Christmas market last year, Ballinahown Community Development will once again hold an outdoor market on Wednesday, December 21.

Six Galway RNLI crew carrying pagers for first time

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Six crew members will be carrying pagers for the first time this Christmas at Galway RNLI. As the charity launches its Christmas appeal asking for help to continue its lifesaving work at sea, Aaron Reilly, James Corballis, Aaron Connolly, Sean McLoughlin, Ian Claxton and Shane Austin will be among the lifeboat crew preparing to drop their festive plans and go to the aid of someone in need if their pager sounds over the Christmas period.

Surprising Christmas traditions from around the world

Christmas is fast approaching, and experts have revealed the unique ways that the festive season is celebrated around the world.

COPE Galway Sleepout Friday night to raise much-needed funds

Friday, December 2, 40 business leaders will leave behind the comfort of their homes to sleep out in Galway’s cold winter weather with just a sleeping bag. They are raising vital funds for the local charity’s Homeless Service as they take part in COPE Galway’s 11th annual Business Leaders’ Sleep Out. This event comes on foot of the record numbers of homeless people nationally reported for October 2022 with 11,397, including 3,480 children living in emergency accommodation.


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